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Massive Changes at Marriott

Marriott International plans to add as many as 300,000 rooms in the next three years, as the world’s largest hotel company continues to expand its legacy select-service brands while accelerating growth at former Starwood Hotels & Resorts select-service brands, such as Aloft and Element. To put that growth in perspective, 300,000 rooms is almost twice…

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Conrad Goes Bora Bora

French Polynesia’s first hotel under Hilton’s Conrad luxury brand has opened in Bora Bora. Located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, the stunning resort offers bungalows that straddle the water, a soaring backdrop of Mount Otemanu, soft sand beaches, vast views of turquoise sea, limitless skies, and a suite of dining options and resort…

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Unbundled Fares are a Pain in the…Air?

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s recent boast that his airline’s average fare in the third quarter of the 2016-17 financial year amounted to just $41 is impressive – at least, it is if you like Ryanair and believe the hype. Equally, IATA says the global average air fare fell by $44 against 2015. There’s a huge…

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A National Park Adventure Calls…

Sometimes we bring you adventures that are exceptional values…other times we bring you those that are so luxurious they can’t be overlooked. This week we bring you an incredible opportunity, a land tour that takes you to our nation’s most beautiful National Parks and features stays in park Lodges that are often sold out a…

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Bugaboo Boxer: The New “Must-Have” Luggage

In some weird distant future, suitcase archeologists will surely marvel over the cumbersome bags we once used to haul inappropriate clothing from one side of the world to the other. “How did we go from ancient steamer trunks to the laser-guided hovercases we use today?” they’ll ask themselves. Then eureka! In the ruins of what…

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Etihad Offering iPads and Wi-Fi on Electronics Ban Flights

In a move to circumvent the impact of banned laptops and tablets on some direct flights to the U.S., Etihad Airways will offer loaner iPads and free Wi-Fi connectivity to first- and business-class flyers. Etihad’s routes from its Abu Dhabi hub to the U.S. cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, and…

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The Key to Stress-Free Corporate Travel

Booking business travel can be tedious and time-consuming for both employees and managers alike. Employees need to be able to manage the details of their itineraries while managers need to limit the cost of business travel as much as possible. Corporate travel services from a trusted business travel agency take the stress out of corporate travel…

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How Airlines Are Handling Electronics Bans

The U.S. and U.K. bans on laptops and other large electronic devices onboard flights from certain Middle East and North Africa countries likely will last months, not days or weeks, according to International SOS. ISOS advises corporate travelers who must travel through affected countries to take extra precautions to secure their devices before checking them.…

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America’s Fastest Growing Airport

Bay Area business travelers are seeing new flights at all three major airports in the region as passenger traffic keeps increasing, but one of them is adding new capacity at a faster rate than any airport in the country. That airport is Mineta San Jose International (SJC), where total passenger traffic last year soared above…

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Spring Into Cancun!

Now that spring is finally here it’s time set your sights for sunny beaches, warm breezes and a drink by the pool at a luxurious suite from Playa Hotels and Resorts. Teplis Travel can set you up with special air/hotel package so you can have your own private Spring Break in style. Choose from one…

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